About Eric Ungs

Eric Ungs writes about a journey of intentional self growth, nudging you to let go; to give yourself permission to be vulnerable and honest with yourself so you can give your best self to others. Author of 10 Incredible Ways to Live a Fulfilling and Joyful Life ebook.

  • The Secret to Giving Advice

    · Self-Improvement · No Replies

    We have this innate pressure from within to try and fix everything. As if we always have the answers on how to heal other people’s pain and misery. We sit across from them spewing out words of advice trying to nudge them towards the light. To begin their trek towards happiness once again. Maybe it’s not what we… Read More

  • Letting Go to Spontaneity

    · Personal Productivity, Self-Improvement · No Replies

    Letting go to the spontaneity of the moment. It’s a phrase I reference quite often here. It’s something that I’ve always thought about, randomly. A wonderful evening out with friends and family would happen when we didn’t have any plans and did things on a whim. We let the spontaneity of that moment carry us through… Read More

  • Coming of Age

    · Meaningful Work, Self-Improvement · No Replies

    Growing up we’re put in this system where we are told not to crash into the walls too hard. Don’t disrupt anything that lies within the confines of what the system has in place. Coming of age is the realization of what the system actually is. Prior, we simply just live in it, led to believe this is… Read More

  • Imagining the Future

    · Meaningful Work · 3 Replies

    Agree or Disagree: Imagining the future can help you make decisions today? I just came across this and found it rather interesting. I grew up imagining the future. It looked a lot like the America Dream; or the system in which we enter as a young child. School, good grades, graduating, getting a job, marriage, climbing… Read More

  • Resistance is Winning

    · Personal Productivity, Self-Improvement, Writing · No Replies

    Where there aren’t good boundaries, there isn’t creative “flow” and where there isn’t creative flow, there isn’t progress. — Brian Gardner (tweet this) I’m in a writing rut. Not a, “I stare at a blank screen not knowing what to write writer’s block kind of way”, but rather a, “I’m not even putting my butt in… Read More

  • A New Earth

    · Meaningful Work, Self-Improvement

    I’ll be honest with you, I was nervous diving into Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth, for one reason and one reason only; I thought I wouldn’t be able to comprehend it. I’ve always stayed away from his books because I’ve felt his words lived in another dimension than the one I was living.

  • Writing Makes Us Better Together

    · Self-Improvement, Writing

    This post is part of my monthly contribution over at The Gift of Writing, a site by Claire De Boer. It’s an absolute privilege to be part of the TGOW community and I thank Claire for the opportunity. Read the full article here. Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. – William Wordsmith… Read More

  • Fifty-Four Hours

    · Meaningful Work, Vulnerable

    Small get togethers with close friends and family are experiences that last a lifetime. These are the exact moments that define our lives. This was the opening pitch I gave during demo night for Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids 2015. Though, those small get togethers with the people you cherish most are moments that define our… Read More

  • Accept What Is

    · Self-Improvement · No Replies

    Flap your wings—which translates as “let go of the story”—and return to the only place of power: the present moment. – Eckhart Tolle The voice in our head tends to control our every move. It’s called the ego. It’s this living breathing thing that looks to you to feed it. The ego is able to… Read More